Early this morning Kim Sherwen (sp?) started her swim challenge to complete the length of Lake Taupo. Her swim took her from the Southern shore of the Lake up to the beach at Taupo township.
By the looks of Mike’s great tracking tool, she’s made it, and not only that, she’s smashed it in an unofficial time of 12 hrs 31 minutes. Congratulations Kim!
Mike Cochrane has joined the 40.2 club. Welcome my swimmy friend 🙂
The newest addition to our honour roll, Mike from Auckland completed his 40.2 challenge swim in 14hrs 29min today. From what I’ve heard so far he’s had lovely warm water, a lot of sunshine, and for a decent chunk of the swim beautiful glassy calm conditions.
In the early hours of this morning Mike Cochrane from Auckland set off from the Southern end of Lake Taupo – near Little Waihi, to begin his 40.2 challenge.
A few hours later (ok, more than a few, but that’s not important right now) Mike is closing in on his goal. With less than 3km to go to reach the beach at Taupo Yacht Club the big lake has presented him with some glassy conditions. Enjoy your finish Mike 🙂
Holly Cassin from Christchurch is the latest member of the 40.2 crew.
Yesterday she became the newest member of this special club by completing her Lake Taupo swim crossing in 15 hours and 51 minutes.
She had a tough day out there with a northerly breeze kicking up on her south to north crossing. She battled hard through everything with a smile on her face the whole time (so I hear from the support crew) – and although I couldn’t hear what she said on that video as she exited the water at the beach in Taupo, I’m pretty sure she was damn happy it was all over.
Congratulations Holly on achieving this massive goal 🙂
Time to add Katrina Price to our list of successful swimmers – your 40.2 Lake Taupo challenge is complete.
Congratulations to you and your team Katrina :-).
Brilliant result, and do let me know how long that grin on your face lasts….I think it will be a while.
Well that’s probably an understatement as Katrina Price started her 40.2km Lake Taupo swim challenge at 1am this morning. She is well on her way, past half way and the weather is looking beaut.
Keep it up Katrina, you’re going great guns!
The 2013-2014 New Zealand open water swimming season is about half way through….the water temps are probably about as good as they are going to get, and we have completed 3 of the 6 State NZ Ocean swims.
Through all of this a determined swimmer has been training to prepare for her challenge. Weather permitting her time to succeed is very near.
We have a Lake Taupo 40.2 challenger ready to go. Katrina Price has been doing everything in her power to be in the best possible place physically and mentally to take on our big lake. The training has been gruelling, but through it all she’s always got a great big smile on her face and is always keen to soak up advice from others. For some silly reason she wanted a picture with me last time we caught up – but please remember Katrina you are the one that’s taken the big step out of your comfort zone to do this, and the personal glory you’ll take from it is all your own doing. Go smash it as I know you can 🙂
Hopefully I’ll get a couple of updates during your swim day…..and I’ll expect a full report after.
Have a great day out there Katrina, whichever day that is.